About

R I C H I E P O P E

I grew up in Newport News VA and played outside in neighborhoods of odd characters, patchy grass, abandoned lots and forgotten alleyways. My idea-driven work intertwines reality with a dreamlike imaginary world of blurry edges and soft flushes of light.

E D U C A T I O N

Virginia Commonwealth University (2004-2009)

The Art Department (2011-2012)

R E C O G N I T I O N

Society of Illustrators 56

CMYK Vol. 44

Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition 2009

5th Annual Richmond Illustrators Club Juried Show (gold medal)

L E C T U R E S
Personal Vision through Experience: A Conversation on Sketchbooks with Jeffrey Alan Love and Friends (Virginia Commonwealth University 2012)

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The Guardian of Marshall Courts
In memory of Kerry Talbott, a super inspiring art school professor of mine who passed away last year from brain cancer. An 11” x 17” print of this, along with other work from the Richmond art community, will be sold at Monstrous Optimism, a benefit show to raise money for Kerry’s children. S H O W    I N F O

The Guardian of Marshall Courts

In memory of Kerry Talbott, a super inspiring art school professor of mine who passed away last year from brain cancer. An 11” x 17” print of this, along with other work from the Richmond art community, will be sold at Monstrous Optimism, a benefit show to raise money for Kerry’s children. 

S H O W    I N F O

The Mystery of Murakami
For The Atlantic's book review of Haruki Murakami's Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage.
Thanks to AD Jackie Lay. 
 

The Mystery of Murakami

For The Atlantic's book review of Haruki Murakami's Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage.

Thanks to AD Jackie Lay. 

 

A spot for Scientific American about brown fat cells that generate heat to burn regular fat cells in the fight against obesity. 
Thanks to AD Michael Mrak.

A spot for Scientific American about brown fat cells that generate heat to burn regular fat cells in the fight against obesity. 

Thanks to AD Michael Mrak.

A drawing of me by me. For all you Tumblr folk who don’t see my face that often. 

A drawing of me by me. 

For all you Tumblr folk who don’t see my face that often. 

Sleep Walking Now and Then 
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Update: You can now purchase the framed print from Gallery Nucleus   H E R EDr. Baxter StockmanI was asked by Gallery Nucleus to contribute to their upcoming show Heroes in a Half Shell: A TMNT Art Tribute Exhibition. Baxter was always one of my favorite characters from the cartoon and video games. I later found about his black scientist comic origins, so I combined them all into my own version of Baxter.  S H O W    I N F O    H E R E

Update: You can now purchase the framed print from Gallery Nucleus   H E R E

Dr. Baxter Stockman

I was asked by Gallery Nucleus to contribute to their upcoming show Heroes in a Half Shell: A TMNT Art Tribute Exhibition. Baxter was always one of my favorite characters from the cartoon and video games. I later found about his black scientist comic origins, so I combined them all into my own version of Baxter.
 
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My comic Boom Shakalaka! ended up on Cheezburger and those guys over there really seem to get me. 

My comic Boom Shakalaka! ended up on Cheezburger and those guys over there really seem to get me. 

Dream Arcade Demo

The time is here! The demo for my game for Light Grey Art Lab’s Dream Arcade show is finally out. At the moment, it’s only available on Windows 8, but a version for everyone will be available at the end of this month. I’ll be sure to post the link!

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P L A Y    T H E    F O R G O T T E N    S E C T O R   N O W (Windows 8 version)

Asked by crazysting

I sent out a bunch of postcards and a few hand-made envelopes to art directors at publications. The envelopes included:

  • businesscard
  • a couple postcards with different illustrations 
  • a letter 

What you send and who you send it to depends on what kind of industry you’re pursuing and the work you make.